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How teachers can support students during Ramadan

Rusul Alrubail gives a brief explanation of Ramadan observances and notes that space, understanding and empathy are what Muslim students want from their schools and teachers.  To read the complete essay, click here.  Ramadan mubarak. Advertisements

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It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Zachary Wright, a white man and 12th-grade literature teacher, relates how he came to understand his complicity in the perpetuation of systems of racial oppression. “The tearing down of implicit racial bias is not a one-off exercise, but rather something…

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Preventing Racial Bias in the Classroom: What One Researcher Hopes to Learn

Doris Chang, Director of Clinical Training and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, describes a Mindfulness-Based Critical Consciousness Training (MBCC-T) for teachers she is piloting, which “will combine training in mindfulness and culturally-responsive pedagogy with…

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4 Steps to Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Leticia Skae changed both her approach to teaching and the content of the curriculum to reach and engage her students, steps which resulted in “incredible growth on [the students’] state mandated end-of-course exams.”  To read her complete article, click here.

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White Teachers Need to See Color. Here’s Why. On why “I don’t see color” is so problematic.

Joy Mohammed instructs teachers about their obligation to recognize their students of color for whom they are.  “The cure for racism in education is not colorblindness. Colorblindness erases the student’s individuality in the educational space. The statement is a microaggression,…

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